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Posted on March 23, 2017 at 1:32PM by Dayna Cantelmi
Welcome to Columbia SC - The Real Southern Hot Spot! This month is packed with events showcasing our food, culture, scenery and more. Keep reading for a roundup of things to do below, ...
What's Hot This March
Posted on February 22, 2017 at 7:10AM by Dayna Cantelmi
Come out and enjoy the lovely spring weather this month! Read on for a roundup of things to do below and check out our calendar of events for everything else going on all month ...
Your Guide to All Things Green: St. Pat's in Five Points
Posted on February 10, 2017 at 12:25PM by Dayna Cantelmi
Blarney! On March 18th, Columbia, SC will become a sea of green for the 35th Annual St. Pat's in Five Points celebration. And you're in luck, because we have everything you need to know ...
Top 10 Tips for Total Solar Eclipse Weekend in Columbia, SC
Posted on January 31, 2017 at 11:56AM by Dayna Cantelmi
Be in the know and travel on the path to totality in the "Total Eclipse Capital of the East Coast," Columbia, SC. The entire region is hosting eclipse-related events throughout the long weekend ...

South Carolina State Museum

  • 301 Gervais Street
  • Columbia, SC 29201
  • Phone: 803-898-4921
  • Fax: 803-898-4969
  • Hours: Monday 10am-5pm, Tuesday 10am - 8pm, Wednesday - Friday 10am - 5pm, Saturday 10am - 6pm, Sunday 10am - 5pm
  • Visit Website

The South Carolina State Museum is a one-of-a-kind facility located in the heart of downtown Columbia’s Congaree Vista. The historic building, filled with modern elements and unique features, makes for a beautiful and unforgettable event venue. The possibilities are endless with the vast amount of spaces available throughout. Whether a seated dinner for 50 or a reception for more than 1,000, your guests will be dazzled by all the State Museum has to offer.

AVAILABLE SPACES


Main Lobby
The museum’s expansive lobby embodies the facility’s original mill character through exposed bricks and ceilings, a wooden grand staircase that leads to the mezzanine and more. AVAILABLITY: Evening. CAPACITY: 500 seated; 1,300 reception.

MEZZANINE
The mezzanine’s location on the second floor overlooking the main lobby makes it a perfect location for evening events and receptions. AVAILABLITY: Evening. CAPACITY: 100 seated; 250 reception

PLANETARIUM LOBBY
With stunning views of the Congaree Vista and Gervais Street, the planetarium lobby is a unique space for evening receptions and parties. AVAILABLITY: Evening. CAPACITY: 200 seated; 400 reception.
 
BOEING OBSERVATORY & TERRACE
The Boeing Observatory is located on the museum’s fourth floor and offer an intimate event space featuring an adjoining terrace overlooking Columbia’s skyline. AVAILABLITY: Evening. CAPACITY: 40 seated; 80 reception.
 
MEETING ROOMS
The museum has a variety of spaces that are perfect for your next meeting or conference. AVAILABLITY: Day, evening depending on the room(s) you wish to utilize. CAPACITY: Varies depending on the room(s) you wish to utilize

 


 

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Accessibility
  • Handicap Accessible:
Pricing
  • Price Range Maximum: $$ - $101-150
The Cotton Mill Exchange Meeting Facility
  • # of Rooms: 6
  • Total Sqft.: 214,000
  • Theatre Capacity: 236
  • Classroom Capacity: 200
  • Reception Capacity: 1,000
  • Distance to Airport: 9

App4That: Interactive exhibit on the progression of technology

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Location: South Carolina State Museum
Times: Monday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM; Tuesday: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM; Wednesday - Friday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM; Saturday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM; Sunday: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
App4That explores how smartphone applications have changed the way we live. Travel through time and learn how applications (apps) have changed the way we listen to music, how students learn and ...More»

South Carolina and The Great War

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Location: South Carolina State Museum
Times: Monday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM; Tuesday: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM; Wednesday - Friday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM; Saturday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM; Sunday: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Discover what life was like in the palmetto state on the eve of World War I, learn why America decided to join the war, examine the efforts South Carolina took to build up military forces, ...More»
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